Ballina Street Festival 8th – 14th July 2019
Ballina, Co Mayo brings another feast of festival fun to the West this July, as the Ballina Street Festival launches an eight day programme, featuring the old stallworth’s of Heritage day, traditionally held on Wednesday and this year running on Wednesday 10th July, Picnic in the Park, Beat on the Street and the Saturday night Fireworks extravaganza; The Ballina Street Festival entertains you from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th July 2019.
BALLINA STREET FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Monday 8th July
Take me Home Colleen – original piece of Music by local singer songwriter Brendan Farrell.
A story of love and loss, hope and resilience… Take Me Home, Colleen is a collection 12 original songs and stories, backed up by a cinematic visual experience, which tell the story of two young lovers and their struggles to survive the so-called Irish ‘Potato Famine’.
It is 1845 and the people of Killala in North Mayo are faced with the mot desperate of realities. Sean Óg Gaughan will have to fight to save his family, while Colleen will have to fight to save her dreams.
Written, directed and performed by Brendan Farrell, founding member of the well-known folk and ballad group The Sam Maguires, Take Me Home, Colleen is a contemporary folk music masterclass.
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Tuesday 9th July
Donegal comedian Conal Gallen returns to Ballina with his new show @ the Ballina Arts Centre.
When it comes to comedians, there is none better or funnier than the King himself, CONAL GALLEN!!! Conal is bringing his brand new stand-up comedy show, “BACK TO FRONT” to the stage this summer!
Packed full of hilarious jokes, songs and a few surprises for good measure! It is guaranteed to have his audiences in fits of laughter from the very start right through to the very end! And, as always, audiences can expect the unexpected, because as usual, no one knows what he is going to come out with next (not even Conal himself)!!! There is a reason why Conal Gallen has won more awards than any other Irish comedian EVER… it’s simple, it’s because he truly is the BEST! Don’t Miss your chance to see the master of Comedy at work and book your tickets NOW!!!
Tickets: €25. Early booking advisable.
Wednesday 10th July
Ballina’s National Heritage Day, the glorious Heritage Day runs all day, with street closures, hundreds of street stalls, arts and crafts and live music. Come in for the day and stay for the night!
Thursday 11th July
Abbey Street Take Over; be warned as plenty of craic and devilment ensues in the crazy world of Abbey Street over the bridge.
Friday 12th July
Pearse St Party Frolics; a plethora of the finest of Irish trad music and song wafts along Pearse St, as party games, craft beers and a big Ballina Band finishes off the nights fun.
Saturday 13th July
‘Beat on the Street’ in the Market Square, an original event that Ballina owned in the 80’s and 90’s and now its back with a bang, preceded by Ballina’s local musicians to get the party started with guest DJ, followed by a Fireworks Extravaganza.
Sunday 14th July
Picnc in the Park & bring your Teddy along. A day of family fun, music and bouncy Castles.
Event through the Week
HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS OF BALLINA
Ballina Past and Present : Mar a Bhí agus Mar Atá, presented by Carmel Hughes, local historian, former Post Primary Teacher, Hon Treasurer North Mayo West Sligo Heritage Group, presenting “Walking Tour of Ballina.”
Carmel with bring you to visit Local Historic Sites -From Pre History through the centuries to the present day. Patrician and Medieval era, The 1798 Rebellion, the Famine, The Land League, War of Independence to Modern Ballina.
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2019.
Departing Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St @ 11am -1pm approx
Additional dates may be released.
Book your sport as limited numbers allowed on the Tour at Ballina Tourist Office 096 72800
Kids Events _ Jackie Clarke Collection
Kids Events will run throughout the week Check out Jackie Clarke Collection for updates
Lots more Events to be Announced Very Soon !!!!!!
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For further information, please contact Ballina Chamber & Tourist Office 00353 96 72800 | info@Ballina.ie